New York has won two straight to take a narrow 3-2 series lead and will look to finish off their longtime rivals on Saturday. Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers will look to deliver a knockout blow to the Montreal Canadiens when they take to the ice for Game 6 of their first round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday night. Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup lies as well as the latest NHL betting picks.
A Closer Look At The Canadiens Vs Rangers NHL Game 6 Free Picks
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NY
Live Stream: NHL.TV
NHL Odds: NY Rangers -105 / Montreal -115 / Total: 5
Why Bet The Montreal Canadiens Odds
The best reason to bet on the Canadiens in Game 6 is that they’ll be completely desperate to avoid elimination and have recorded a better road record this season than New York has at home.
Montreal was on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss against New York on Thursday night, but even in defeat, the Canadiens and their betting backers can take comfort in the fact that Montreal Canadiens has suffered all three losses this series by just one goal.
“There were opportunities to close out the game and (Lundqvist) made some big saves,” Max Pacioretty said. “They got a bounce on that goal but nothing we can do about it now. We have an opportunity now to show what we have in this room. We’ve come back a lot this year and hopefully we can do it in this series as well.”
Why Bet The New York Rangers Odds
The best reasons to bet in the Rangers in Game 6 is that they’ve seemingly figured out how to keep the Canadiens in check and are playing in from of their home fan in Game 6. New York got a shorthanded first period goal from Jesper Fast in the win while Brady Kjel scored in the second period and Mlka Zlbanejad added the game-winner in overtime. Now, the Ranger will look to improve on their uninspiring 22-17 mark at home by dispatching the Canadiens in Game 6.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Even though I wouldn’t completely count the Montreal Canadiens out, I do believe the New York Rangers are the pick to get the narrow home win in Game 6 to bounce the Canadiens out of the playoffs.
I know the Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record and an encouraging 11-3 in their last 14 road games, but New York has gone 11-4 in their last 15 Saturday matches and won’t simply roll over in this all-important close-out contest.
Right now, I like the New York rangers to get their fourth one-goal win in this first round matchup.